There is a rise in the number of individuals who become addicts within the United States population. However, many of the programs that exist in the U.S. don’t meet the needs of the addict population. We know that every individual struggling with addiction is unique. And this means that every addiction treatment plan must be unique as well. The substances an individual uses, the severity of the individual addiction, as well as age, social circumstances, family background, and religion all play important roles in determining what treatment should look like and what approach should be used in the bath of treatment. Therefore, our residential addiction treatment program is based on developing a personalized addiction treatment plan for each of the residents.
We treat clients from an approach to treatment is a holistic approach that treats the person as a whole and as an indivisible entity. It becomes impossible to treat the mind and behavior, without taking the client’s physical health, lifestyle, environment, relationships, etc. into consideration and dealing with it appropriately. This service will consist of a form of healing that considers the whole person -body, mind, spirit, and emotions — in the quest for optimal health and wellness so the person can achieve optimal health by gaining proper balance in life. We provide the residents of our residential addiction treatment program with the tools they need to recover. And to maintain that recovery once they have left our care. Our program is focused on accomplishing the following four goals throughout the treatment:
COMBATING MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION:
Through holistic work therapy, group, and individual counseling sessions, spiritual direction, and life-skills development, program members learn to abandon substance reliance.
HELPING INDIVIDUALS TO REGAIN HEALTH AND STABILITY
Through helping individuals develop a strong relationship with their community, and developing a strong sense of belonging, many residents learn to build their trust in themselves and to work on their issues and problems instead of relying on drugs, alcohol, or both for hope and relief.
BUILD WORK AND SOCIAL SKILLS
Many service providers do not have the experience or training to deal with the difficult impact of these problems, nor do they know how best to employ those who suffer from mental illness or prior trauma. The program will provide job skills training and job opportunities to these individuals who have completed their rehabilitation so they can provide for themselves and others as they set and maintain sustainable employment goals. We aim to pave a path from poverty to employment.
Individuals who have been rehabilitated will be reunited with their families and be able to resume healthy daily routines. This way children will have their parents back, or families can have their children back. People regain their lives with a better and stronger community.
ADDICTION INTERVENTION PROGRAMS
When alcohol or drug addiction takes control over individuals, the chemical dependency becomes central to their lives. Everything that was important to the individuals before their addiction, such as their ambitions, interests, or even their basic self-care becomes unimportant while substances of choice are the primary goals of each day. Individuals would start to experience withdrawal symptoms if they were to stop consumption and seek treatment, which often keeps them from doing so. Many families are not sure how to handle it when their loved ones who fall into addiction are not able to see the negative consequences of their actions. This is a common reaction. In this case, you can use addiction
intervention in California. Talk to your loved one, see if it is OK to call our admission line and to speak to our admission counselors. However, if your loved one is in denial or resisting treatment, call us and see if we can have one of our qualified interventionists help, by organizing an effective intervention. We have caring and compassionate interventionists who are trained in providing effective family interventions.
HOW A DRUG INTERVENTION CAN HELP?
Many individuals are addicted to drugs for some time and they cannot see how destructive their behavior is, to themselves, their families, and their relationships. Fear of withdrawal takes control over them and they reject going to a
rehabilitation center. They often find themselves surrounded by temptations at every corner. Additionally, it can be an unsafe situation in which the addicted individual becomes defensive, in denial, and sometimes aggressive. As for the
family, you don’t want your loved ones to feel ashamed or create blocks between you and them. Sometimes it can be a scary and difficult thing to convince your loved one to go to rehabilitation. Therefore, an addiction intervention at our site is one of your best options. Our Interventionists are qualified and experienced in dealing with diverse emotions. We are skilled in helping steer the intervention towards reaching the optimal goal: helping your loved one to rehabilitation where they can find the right treatment for their addiction.
WHAT COMES AFTER THE INTERVENTION?
After the intervention, your loved one will be admitted to the appropriate detox program for 7-10 days, then continue with our Residential treatment program for 30-120 days. Then he/she will continue with an intensive outpatient program, followed by our aftercare program which aims to restore families and help the individual to become an effective member of society.
RESIDENTIAL REHAB PROGRAMS
MEN’S AND WOMEN’S INTENSIVE RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM
■ We offer an intensive residential program for both men and women for 30-120 days. In these programs, we make sure that our treatment plans are catered specifically to each individual’s specific needs.
■ Discussing addiction with men can be a tough process. Many believe that they do not need additional help in dealing with their addictions. At IMAN Network, we ensure that we provide the necessary care and guidance for an effective and long-term recovery.
■ Women can suffer from addiction just as much as men. Both genders can benefit from gender-specific programs as it gives them the chance to heal in a closer, more relatable environment.
INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM
■ Overcoming addiction is a lifelong process. Through our continued care program, patients are given support after completing an inpatient treatment program. Our specialists will continue to work with you to ensure a lasting recovery. Our outpatient program offers professional treatment services which include:
● Anger/Stress Management
● Psychiatric Care
● Individual, Marital, Couples, Family and Group Counseling
● Life Transitions Education
● Co-Dependency Education
■ The outpatient program consists of two phases after the completion of the residential program:
PHASE ONE: INTENSIVE CARE
The treatment in this phase is designed to provide stability to the individual. It helps the client to experience life free of
addiction. During this phase of treatment, individuals are assisted in identifying distortions and patterns that have led
to ongoing substance misuse and a life of unmanageability. Clients generally attend the program three to four times per week in this phase of treatment.
PHASE TWO: MIDDLE CARE
During this phase of treatment, the intensity of the treatment is reduced. Clients generally attend the program two times per week and are encouraged to attend additional group meetings. The goal of this phase of treatment is to assist clients in maintaining abstinence while preparing clients to transition to a less structured treatment environment.
The treatment in this phase is designed to help individuals develop a strong relationship with their community and provide job skills training and job opportunities to individuals who completed their rehabilitation so they can provide
for themselves and their families while maintaining stable mental health. It aims to help clients accomplish the following goals:
BUILD WORK AND SOCIAL SKILLS
■ Many service providers do not have the experience or training to deal with the difficult impact of these problems, nor do they know how best to employ those who suffer from mental illness or prior trauma. The program will provide job skills training and job opportunities to individuals who completed their rehabilitation so they can provide for themselves and others as they set and maintain sustainable employment goals.
■ Individuals who have been rehabilitated will be reunited with their families and be able to resume healthy daily routines. This way children will have their parents back, or families can have their children back. People regain their lives with a better and stronger community.
OUTPATIENT COUNSELLING SERVICES
We provide outpatient counseling services to adults, couples, groups, and children (age 5 or over) on an individual basis, using a broad range of treatment modalities and a holistic-integrative approach. A holistic approach is concerned with the attainment of optimal well-being through awareness and balanced integration of an individual’s physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and personal aspects. We welcome all individuals from all cultural backgrounds.
■ We understand that our patients may not always have the time or ability to meet with us physically. Through Telehealth, patients can have secure and convenient therapy sessions from the comfort of their homes. This service is available both in the current COVID-19 situation as well as part of our usual treatment plan.
To help individuals achieve the first two goals of the treatment which is combating mental health and addiction and helping individuals to regain health and stability, we developed the following programs:
○ ALCOHOL ADDICTION TREATMENT PROGRAM
○ DRUG ADDICTION
○ HEROIN ADDICTION TREATMENT PROGRAM
○ DUAL DIAGNOSIS TREATMENT PROGRAM
Halting the use of alcohol or removing alcohol toxins usually results in abstinence symptoms, the severity of which depends on the client’s level of alcohol use. These symptoms may range from anxiety and lack of sleep to uncontrollable seizures. It is highly recommended that clients participate in the alcohol toxins detoxification treatment program before joining our residential program.
TREATMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL ALCOHOLISM
We have a professional team that is able to track mild to moderate symptoms of alcohol addiction and denial. Clients will also receive responsibly and monitored medical advice related to mental or physical health issues, if required, using the most up-to-date and effective psychotherapy methods to treat psychological and behavioral symptoms of alcoholism to achieve long-term recovery. Our experienced consultants seek to reach the root causes of alcoholism in the client, define his/her motivations for addiction, and teach him/her how to deal with a lifelong relapse prevention plan. Each individual will have a specially designed treatment plan that meets his/her specific needs.
ALCOHOL ADDICTION TREATMENT PROGRAM
■ Due to its widespread usage, alcohol has become prevalent in many aspects of today’s society. When a person attempts to end their addiction to alcohol, they often find themselves surrounded with temptations at every corner. In addition to this, withdrawing from alcohol can have as severe symptoms as withdrawing from drugs.
■ Alcohol addiction can have severe consequences for both the addicted individual and his family. Among the types of alcohol: ethyl alcohol or ethanol, is considered an intoxicant that is found in beer, wine, or other types of alcoholic drinks. It is also a substance that suppresses the central nervous system, which is characterized by its rapid absorption from the stomach into the bloodstream. The problems of alcoholism vary in severity from transient drinking to physical addiction that threatens the life of the individual. Alcohol dependence is a chronic disorder that causes people to drink
uncontrollably, despite the negative impact on their lives. Alcohol abuse can destroy people’s relationships, money, and work, as well as their physical and mental health. Long-term use can also cause severe damage to the brain and liver. Therefore, treatment of alcoholism is essential.
SIGNS OF ALCOHOL ADDICTION
● Drinking alone
● Find excuses for drinking
● Driving while drunk
● Need to drink in order to work
● Drinking secretly
● Shivering or restless in the morning
● Inability to stop or reduce alcohol use
● Despite family and social problems Alcohol abuse causes, the individual continues drinking
● Spends a lot of time drinking or recovering from drinking
● Continues drinking after realizing that it is a problem
● Violent seizures while drinking
● Anger when confronted about drinking
● Unexpected mood swings
● Some physical signs appear as a result of consuming alcohol
● Withdrawn and absent from work and family life
EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ADDICTION LONG TERM EFFECTS:
● Alcohol dependence
● Brain injury associated with alcohol use
● Cancer diseases (including cancer of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, intestine (in men), and breast (in women)
● Cirrhosis and hepatic failure
● Weak immune system
● Long-term memory problems and focus problems
● Heart disease and cerebrovascular disease, including high blood pressure and stroke
● Problems associated with the nerves of the arms and legs
● Sexual and reproductive problems (impotence and fertility)
● Skin problems
● Stomach complaints and problems
● Family and relationship problems
● Poor work performance
● Legal and financial difficulties
SHORT TERM EFFECTS:
● The addict’s inability to stay in control
● The addict’s inability to pass judgment and know what is right from wrong
● Addict’s loss of memory and consciousness
In our alcohol addiction treatment program, patients will be under the supervision of mental health professionals to ensure that their recovery is safe and consistent. The treatment of alcohol addiction at Iman Network consists of two main components:
DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT PROGRAM
■ Drug addiction is on the rise within the United States and globally. It is a danger that threatens people’s lives despite age or gender. Therefore, it directly negatively impacts the lives of individuals, and sometimes it may lead to some permanent disabilities or sudden death. Drug addiction or the use of narcotic drugs leads to individuals dependence on legal or illegal drugs.
■ Drugs contain chemicals that affect the way neurons transmit, receive, and process information in the brain. The brain becomes used to these reactions, and the need for drugs increases to produce the desired effect. Prolonged drug use causes brain changes that negatively affect decision-making, cognitive abilities, and behavior control. The higher the level of physical dependence on it, and the harder it is to get rid of it. The higher the level of substance abuse, the higher the risk of memory impairment. Indeed, a chronic disease afflicts the brain and prompts the addict to use drugs continuously, despite the harmful consequences for the user and those around him/her.
TYPES OF DRUGS
In the past, drugs were generally produced from the plant, such as cocaine from the coca tree, hashish, and marijuana from cannabis, and heroin from the poppy plant. Now, many types of drugs are chemically manufactured, some of which are natural as legal drugs and some are illegal drugs:
PRESCRIPTION DRUG ADDICTION
● Legal drugs are substances that the law agrees to sell or consume. Legal drugs, from an addiction perspective,
usually refer to prescription or over-the-counter drugs. Legal drugs can be used illegally and individuals can become
addicted to it. The term drug use is given to any of those cases in which a person uses a drug, obtained by prescription, in a manner that was not approved by the doctor. Prescription drug abuse is turning into a global pandemic – especially opioid abuse. Prescription drugs are abused today because of their legality, social acceptability, easy availability, and their high addictive quality.
● Addiction to prescription drugs has become an epidemic in the US. Many overdoses occur every year from the misuse of prescription drugs. At IMAN Network, patients suffering from prescription drug addiction will be given proper support and supervision to ensure that their recovery is healthy and long-term.
Illegal drugs are substances that are prohibited by law and include stimulants, amphetamine, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, marijuana/hashish, and others. These drugs are addictive and have serious negative effects on the mind and the body. Illegal drugs are also linked to organized crime and violence. The use of illegal drugs leads to risky behaviors and other serious consequences, such as hospitalization, HIV, and other pathological consequences and effects.
DRUG USE EFFECTS
Drug addiction has many negative outcomes on individuals and society as a whole. It puts the addicted person at a low level of morals, low self-confidence, mental illness, and other risks. It also puts the life of the individual at risk or puts others’ lives at risk. In addition, it can be the reason for community corruption and theft. Also, drugs have a tremendous ability to break down families, lead to the loss of assets, and financial instability. As with many addictions, patients recovering from drug addictions may suffer from severe withdrawal symptoms. Through our drug addiction treatment program, patients are given a chance to detox in a safe, comfortable environment.
HEROIN ADDICTION TREATMENT PROGRAM
Heroin is an extremely dangerous, highly addictive opioid and one of the most destructive illegal drugs. It is used by millions of addictive persons around the world who are unable to overcome the urge to continue it every day of their lives. Heroin is made from the resin of poppy plants. Pure heroin is Milky, sap-like opium that is first removed from the pod of the poppy flower. This opium is refined to make morphine, then further refined into different forms of heroin. Most of the heroin or morphine sold on the streets is diluted with the addition of some substances such as starch or sugar, and it is sometimes mixed with toxic substances such as strychnine or other drugs. Heroin is sold in the form of a brownish powder or as a brown or black tar-like sticky substance, which is taken by the user by injection, inhalation or smoking. It affects the opioid receptors in the brain, creating a feeling of pleasure or elation. Many heroin users become addicted immediately. Soon, addicts lose control of their lives, and getting the next dose becomes their only priority.
SIGNS OF HEROIN ADDICTION:
Heroin is a highly addictive substance. In addition, in many cases, it is mixed with other substances to increase its addictive capacity and its potency. Common signs of heroin use or abuse include:
● Mood Swings
● Narrow pupil
● Sleepiness or decreased energy
● Low personal hygiene and appearance
● Significant fluctuations in weight
● Signs of needles on the arms, legs, hands, or neck
● Heaviness of tongue
● Motivation loss
● Loss of interest in usual activities
● Failure to fulfill obligations
● Theft or begging money Long-term effects
● Veins are damaged
● Bacterial or fungal infections
● Interruption of the cycle in women
● Breathing problems
● Endocarditis or valves
● Kidney failure
● Liver disease
● Rheumatic problems such as arthritis
HEROIN ADDICTION TREATMENT
The treatment of heroin or morphine addiction at the IMAN Network consists of two main components.
Heroin or morphine is one of the most dangerous drugs and abstinence from it can be extremely painful and uncomfortable. These symptoms include cold sweats, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, insomnia, muscle and bone inflammation, depression, anxiety, and cravings. It is highly recommended that clients participate in a heroin addiction
detoxification treatment program before joining our residential program.
Heroin addiction can develop quickly and get worse over time as a person develops a dependency on it. Within hours of their last heroin dose, a person can develop withdrawal symptoms such as sweating, vomiting, and muscle aches, to name a few. Iman Network will provide the necessary care to those recovering and detoxing from heroin. We ensure that the recovery is as comfortable and successful as possible. Many patients – during a period of heroin or morphine treatment – experience depression or severe anxiety that might turn into suicide. These strong reactions can reappear after the symptoms of physical abstinence subside for months if psychological problems are not handled appropriately.
Our therapeutic approach to treating heroin addiction is based on empathy, understanding, and strength. The recovery process is being led by a team of certified addiction counseling specialists, many of whom have first-hand experience with heroin addiction. The clients will be treated in individual and group sessions, using a combination of counseling and psychotherapy methods. Specialists have designed an effective treatment method called recovery areas to treat the heroin or morphine addiction cycle at its roots. A personal therapy plan that addresses the specific needs of the clients will be designed for each client. Furthermore, we provide our clients with tools to avoid relapse by training them to identify their own motives and building a practical and appropriate plan to prevent relapse in order to meet and overcome challenges that they may face outside the rehabilitation center. We also provide our clients with a knowledge base through specific training in preventing and returning to heroin addiction, in order to prepare them for long-term integrity and balance.
DUAL DIAGNOSIS TREATMENT PROGRAM
■ A Dual diagnosis refers to a person with more than one medical disorder. This may be addiction to more than one substance or addiction with one or more mental disorders.
■ Common psychological disorders that accompany addiction include:
● Eating disorders
● Bipolar disorder
● Obsessive-compulsive disorder
■ More than half of the population with addiction suffers from some form of mental disorder as well. The effects of the disease are often the main cause of addiction. Many individuals who suffer from a mental disorder such as depression and anxiety use alcohol or other types of drugs to treat themselves. Although this may seem at first a way to relieve their stress, self-medication may lead to drug addiction. This increases symptoms of depression and anxiety,
which creates a vicious cycle of addiction.
Our method of treating dual diagnosis
■ Treating individuals with dual diagnoses has proved to be more difficult than treating those who struggle with addiction only, as clients with accompanying disorders are at high risk of suicide. Treatment can be complicated and very delicate. Many symptoms of mental illness and addiction mimic and depend on one another, aggravating the symptoms. A misdiagnosis usually spreads among people with dual diagnoses. Failure to identify and treat associated
disorders is the main cause of relapse among individuals with dual diagnoses. At Iman Network, we know that a deep understanding of dual diagnosis is vital for a successful recovery, as well as for preventing relapse. Our team of addiction consultants and psychologists specializes in this field. Before the client reaches our rehab center, we conduct an extensive psychological evaluation to determine if they have a comorbid disorder. Based on the results of the evaluation, our therapeutic team establishes a direct relationship with those involved in the client’s earlier treatment, to understand the client’s exact situation and to ensure consistent medical treatment during the client’s stay at our rehab center. Then our team works closely with the client to determine the most effective dual diagnosis treatment plans for the client.
■ This program is structured differently than the other rehab programs to ensure that the patient is given enough time to recover and heal. Through this longer, more gradual approach, long-term recovery is much more likely. We know that our clients with Dual disorders need comprehensive care, so our clinical team designs a client-specific treatment plan to deal with any aspect of his/her specific needs. The individualized personal approach, combined with the compassion and dedication of our experienced therapeutic team, has been proven to heal and help individuals to recover.
■ Trauma services are available for individuals who have experienced some form of trauma in their life.
Modalities to Therapy
There is a rise in the number of individuals who become addicts within the United States population. However, many of the programs that exist in the U.S. don’t meet the needs of the addict population. We know that every individual struggling with addiction is unique. And this means that every addiction treatment plan must be unique as well. The substances an individual uses, the severity of the individual addiction, and even individual age, social circumstances, family background, and religion all play important roles in determining what your treatment should look like and what approach should be used. Therefore, our residential addiction treatment program is based on developing a personalized addiction treatment plan for each of the residents. Through the personalized treatment plan that is based on holistic treatment allowing us to address each of a resident’s individual recovery needs and preferences.
There are numerous advantages to using groups in substance abuse treatment including:
● providing positive peer support and pressure to abstain from substances of abuse.
● reducing the sense of isolation that most people who have substance abuse disorders experience. At the same time, groups can enable participants to identify with others who are?
● enabling people who abuse substances to witness the recovery of others.
● helping members learn to cope with their substance abuse and other problems by allowing them to see how others deal with similar problems.
● providing useful information to clients who are new to recovery.
● providing feedback concerning the values and abilities of other group members.
● offering family‐like experiences.
● encouragement, coaching, support, and reinforcement, as members undertake difficult or anxiety‐provoking tasks.
● offering members the opportunity to learn or relearn the social skills they need to cope with everyday life instead of resorting to substance abuse.
● effectively confronting individual members about substance abuse and other harmful behaviors.
● allowing a single treatment professional to help a number of clients at the same time.
● adding needed structure and discipline to the lives of people with substance use disorders, who often enter treatment with their lives in chaos.
● instilling hope, a sense that “If he can make it, so can I.”
● support and encouragement to one another outside the group setting. We offer specialized groups for the residential and outpatient populations. Our group therapy for substance abuse treatment includes:
● Cognitive–behavioral groups which teach individuals to rearrange patterns of thinking and action that lead to addiction.
● Psychoeducational groups which teach individuals about substance abuse.
● Skills development groups which teach individuals to hone the skills necessary to break free of addictions.
● Support groups, where members of the group can support constructive change.
● Interpersonal process group psychotherapy which enables clients to recreate their pasts in the here‐and‐now and rethink the relational and other life problems that they have previously escaped from.
● Specialized Groups in Substance Abuse Treatment
● Relapse Prevention
● Communal and Culturally Specific Groups
● Expressive Groups
● Groups Focused on Specific Problems, and others
Our approach to treatment is a holistic approach that treats the person as a whole and as an indivisible entity. It becomes impossible to treat the mind and behavior, without taking the client’s physical health, lifestyle, environment, relationships, etc. into consideration and dealing with it appropriately. This service will consist of a form of healing that considers the whole person -body, mind, spirit, and emotions — in the quest for optimal health and wellness so the person can achieve optimal health by gaining proper balance in life. We provide the residents of our residential addiction treatment program with the tools they need to recover, and to maintain that recovery once they have left our care.